There’s an opportunity to play your part in helping shape services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families (SEND).

Somerset’s Children and Young People’s Therapy Service and SEND Advisory Services (Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy), along with the Autism and Communication Service are  organising a virtual Co-Production workshop on 22 September, supported by Somerset’s Parent Carer Forum.

It’s an opportunity to be heard as part of Co-Production. The aim is to work together to find the best possible outcomes and solutions for families.

Co-Production is a solution-focused way of working to find the best possible outcomes and solutions for local families, with the resources that are available. It is when people come together to shape services, starting with a blank sheet of paper – it’s a coming together of ideas.

Co-Production includes people who commission the service, service providers, and people who use the service.

Co-Production is an equal and reciprocal relationship where everyone’s knowledge and skills are used to create better outcomes.

Good quality Co-Production and Participation is required by the Children and Families Act 2014 and subsequent SEND legislation. It is based on the principles of Inclusion, a universal human right that embraces all people, irrespective of race, gender, disability or other attribute which can be perceived as different.

The workshop runs from 10-1.30 on 22 September. Visit here to book. 

Please note – the closing date for registration is Monday 14 September.

Submitted by Communications